Presentation on theme: "ANDY WARHOL. EARLY YEARS Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928. As a child Warhol, was often sick, or thought he was sick, so he spent."— Presentation transcript:
EARLY YEARS Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1928. As a child Warhol, was often sick, or thought he was sick, so he spent a lot of time in bed. During this time, Warhol drew many pictures. He also listened to the radio and collected pictures of celebrities.
SHOE DRAWINGS After studying fine art in college, Warhol moved to New York City and began illustrating for magazines and creating advertisements. He became very popular, especially for his drawings of shoes.
POP ART During the 1960s, Warhol began creating the paintings he is best known for today. Warhol loved pop culture and he decided to paint what he loved. Warhol painted large pictures of Coca- Cola bottles, Campbell’s soup cans, and dollar bills. He also painted pictures of celebrities.
SCREEN PRINTING Because he was creating pictures of mass- produced items, Warhol thought it would be fitting to mass produce the artwork. He did this by creating screen prints rather than painting each picture separately. This allowed him to make many copies of each painting, but each copy was an original Warhol painting.
ART AS A BUSINESS Andy Warhol was criticized for turning art into a business. Many people didn’t like the idea that he was just making copies of the same picture to sell and make money. Warhol believed in what he was creating, though. He continued to make screen printed paintings of celebrities.